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Aura Satz: Theremin

March 2010

View an exclusive short film by Aura Satz

‘Theremin’ is the first of five short films by Aura Satz on musical instruments which are characterised by their unusual sculptural fit in relation to their performer. Forthcoming films will explore the Stroh Violin, the Musical Saw, the Pianola and the Serpent. ‘Theremin’ features Lydia Kavina, theremin virtuosa and grandniece of Léon Theremin. Lydia also featured in Aura Satz’s ‘Glissolalia’, an installation and performance at Beaconsfield Gallery, London, in 2008.

Watch a solo drum performance by Ikuro Takahashi

In February 2010, Japanese percussionist Ikuro Takahashi performed at Akebono Art and Community Centre in Sapporo, capital city of Japan’s northernmost main island Hokkaido. Film maker Mikio Saito was there to capture it